Outline of the state of Texas

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Benefits of Physical Activity—MS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Benefits of Physical Activity—MS

State law addresses physical activity.

Texas Administrative Code. 115.22. Health Education Grade 6.

(b) Knowledge and skills.

  • (1) Health information. The student comprehends ways to enhance and maintain personal health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
  • (A) analyze healthy and unhealthy dietary practices;
  • (B) explain the importance of a personal dietary and exercise plan;
  • (C) compare immediate and long-range effects of personal health care choices such as personal and dental hygiene;
  • (D) identify causes and effects associated with poor body image such as eating disorders and growth patterns;
  • (E) examine the concept of cost versus effectiveness of health care products;
  • (F) describe the mental, physical, and social benefits of regular exercise and fitness;
  • (G) describe the importance of establishing and implementing a periodic health-maintenance clinical assessment; and
  • (H) demonstrate strategies for managing stress.
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Texas Education Code Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM

(a)Each school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 shall offer, as a required curriculum:

(2)an enrichment curriculum that includes:

  • (A)to the extent possible, languages other than English;

  • (B)health, with emphasis on:

  • (i)physical health, including the importance of proper nutrition and exercise; and

  • (ii)mental health, including instruction about mental health conditions, substance abuse, skills to manage emotions, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and responsible decision-making; and

  • (iii)suicide prevention, including recognizing suicide-related risk factors and warning signs;

  • (C)physical education;

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